Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: A Darker Shade of Magic

Welcome to my Waiting on Wednesday post!  This meme is hosted over at Breaking the Spine and is a way to share what books have your mouth watering.

This week the book I can't get off my mind is A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab.
I only just recently read one of her books (check out my review of The Archived here) and I fell in love with her writing.  Of course, when I heard about this book I just about fell over in glee.  Here's the synopsis from Goodreads:
Kell is one of the last Travelers—rare magicians who choose a parallel universe to visit. 
Grey London is dirty, boring, lacks magic, ruled by mad King George. Red London is where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London is ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne. People fight to control magic, and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. Once there was Black London - but no one speaks of that now.
Officially, Kell is the Red Traveler, personal ambassador and adopted Prince of Red London, carrying the monthly correspondences between royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell smuggles for those willing to pay for even a glimpse of a world they’ll never see. This dangerous hobby sets him up for accidental treason. Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She robs him, saves him from a dangerous enemy, then forces him to another world for her 'proper adventure'.
But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, Kell and Lila will first need to stay alive — trickier than they hoped.
This book doesn't come out until February 24th, but I've already pre-ordered my copy.  Are you looking forward to anything?  Leave a comment below and let me know!


  1. Yes, yes, YES. I am So excited for this one, and I cannot wait to get my hands on it. Great pick!

    Stop by my WoW


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